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February 2020

Daytime Improv Comedy Classes with Charles Van Eman

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Improv is both fun and remarkably freeing. We will focus on the basics of improv: accepting the offer, always saying yes, and getting out of the analytic brain. The exercises we use promote spontaneity, and, more importantly, help to create a direct connection to our impulse center. Find out how much more expression you can bring to your work, whatever your work might be. It’s not just for actors. Classes open to people at all levels of experience. Wear comfortable…

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Evening Scene Study Class with Charles Van Eman

February 20 @ 7:00 pm

Thursday’s 7pm, January 23 – February 27, 2020 - Performance Thursday March 5, 2020  8pm A Scene Study class with Charles Van Eman is one of the most rewarding theatrical experiences this side of participating in a full-on play. With his guidance, you’ll analyze a script, develop your character, work with props and refine blocking. And, at the end of the six-week course, you’ll perform your scene at The Actors Studio of Newburyport (The Studio). If your love of acting…

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Ongoing Cold Reading Classes with Marc Clopton

February 21 @ 10:00 am

This is a workout class that purposely includes actors at every level of experience, from beginners to pro’s, and also offers invaluable opportunities for non-actors in the way of personal growth and discovery. Using plays and screenplays, students learn ways of reaching full expression and access to their own authenticity, along with simple techniques for breath control, focus and other performance skills. I keep the environment safe for everyone to explore your own limitlessness. The cold reading classes are ongoing. Six-week commitments are preferred. Learn…

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Writers & Actors INK

February 24 @ 6:30 pm

      Founded in 2003 by Leslie Powell & Hailey Klein, this group is dedicated to the development of new plays. Once a month, TASN hosts an evening workshop for cold readings of scripts in various stages of development. Writers bring copies of their piece, a maximum of 10 pages (ten minutes) , and enough copies for all participating actors. Actors available that evening take on the roles as a cold reading. The cold reading is then followed by a moderated…

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Writing The Ten Minute Play, with Bruce Menin

February 25 @ 7:00 pm

How much can a play reveal in ten minutes?  This workshop offers you a chance to find out.  Over the course of five sessions, we will consider the ten-minute play; understand it’s form, structure, source/inspiration, and the liberating opportunity it presents for cultural commentary. Add in, character development, conflict and conflict resolution to draft your own, original 10 minute play, in partnership or individually.  The plays created will be given a staged reading at The Actors Studio in Newburyport at…

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